Lopez touched by Duterte’s support: He deeeeeply cares for our people
In the wake of President Rodrigo Duterte’s vocal support for the closing of several mining industries, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez was elated with gratitude about the President’s support after being under fire for her controversial stance on anti-mining.
Lopez’s credibility as the head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has been repeatedly questioned after she closed mining companies for the negative environmental impacts their irresponsible mining caused, a sentiment echoed by Duterte.
Duterte said during his speech in Baguio City on March 11, 2017 (Saturday), ““I have to support Lopez and I cannot help you. Let me just add that all you contribute to the country is about 70 billion in taxes. We can live without it… I’ll get the 70 billion from somewhere else and preserve the environment.”
“If you have something against Gina Lopez, kindly rethink. Look at her passion… She’s not interested in their money and she is just doing it like what a Cabinet member should do,” the President added.
With these statements, Lopez positively responded in her Facebook post where she said that she is “deeply and profoundly touched by the support of the president.”
Lopez is set for a personal trip abroad and will be unable to attend the next hearing on the mining policies before Congress takes a break this week.
He full post on Facebook reads,
"In the plane already... want to say one more thing.. that i am deeply and profoundly touched by the support of the president. This is what i know of the man. He is the real thing. Its not plastic at all. He deeeeeply cares for our people... and he deeeeeply cares for the country.
Its real. He is humble, unassuming and he CARES. I continue to be touched by his courage at supporting my controversial decisions.. my heart continues to resonate with his zero tolerance for corruption - and his stance at getting things done and done quickly.... he is the real thing.
I will continue to be his ally for all that is good and true and noble for the country.…"
Lopez touched by Duterte’s support: He deeeeeply cares for our people Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on March 12, 2017 Rating: